The ice melted significantly faster than the pykrete. A plane-mounted 5-megawatt can be used to cook popcorn and enough popcorn can expand to the point where it can break open a house. And none of them sounds to me satisfactory enough. Can you patch the fuselage of a plane with duct tape? Can a prisoner fire the ball from his ball-and-chain via a ceremonial cannon, launch himself over the prison wall, and survive? A strike-anywhere match can be lit if grazed by a bullet fired from a gun. Will a car dropped from 4,000 feet fall faster than a speeding car? Archived from on May 19, 2015. Unable to produce any diamonds using household items, the Build Team went on to test whether. The thermite mixture continues to react further, resulting in a throwing particles around.
I remember doing an experiment in high school where our teacher got an aluminium pencil sharpener glowing hot and then stuck it in a stream of steam coming from a beaker - the sharpener burned so rapidly that it shot off and bust a hole right through the ceiling! Can you catch a greased pig? Can a large truck plow through a traffic jam without stopping? Can jumping into a ceiling fan cause a person to lose his head? Can octopus eggs hatch inside a human's stomach? Can hitting a bug at high speeds on a motorcycle be fatal? Does a plastic mesh tailgate provide superior fuel efficiency compared to the standard metal tailgate? After several shots that either missed the match or destroyed the head entirely, they were able to get a bullet to graze the head and ignite it. Note: This is a special episode. This new, supersized test presented below looked onto the results. Why are dimples crucial to the flight of golf balls? Busted For a control test, a Christmas tree explosion was made using a. A working boat can be completely constructed with pykrete. Once buried alive inside a coffin, is it possible to punch your way through the coffin and dig yourself out? They then performed further tests by measuring a banana peel's and and comparing it to lubricant, with the lubricant having far less kinetic friction but the banana peel having somewhat less static friction.
Adam and Jamie attached the gas tank to the front of a car, drove it over the cliff, and caught the car on fire. The second swing left Buster with one sock almost off his foot, but further scrutiny revealed that it came loose when that foot dragged along the ground after impact. Can a car fueled by moonshine run as well as one running on gasoline? Revisit of: Can being painted with gold paint actually be deadly? I've seen this happen on a much larger scale happens unfortunately often. After testing model cars in a , Adam and Jamie put a layer of clay on a full-size car and did two more sets of runs on their track - one with a smooth clay surface, the other with dimples pressed into it. So the myth was confirmed, but unexplained. Like the explosives, the ignited creamer did not meet the specific requirements needed to cook popcorn. Buster's leg was completely separated from his hip, leaving this myth busted.
Nobody was able to explain why the explosion occurred. What kind of projectiles would pirates use in a cannon if they run out of cannonballs? Pykrete is stronger than ice. The block of pseudo-pykrete would not break, even when slammed down from the same height. Adam then decided to test whether duct tape can seal an existing leak while the boat is still in the water. Can a boat be driven with its trailer still attached? The test for the one dipped into liquid nitrogen for five seconds showed a result seemingly in between the two control tests: parts of the head did shatter, but not completely. While the arrows fired while the Jeep was moving did penetrate deeper into the target, they did not penetrate twice the distance of the arrows fired while stationary, busting the myth. Confirmed The Build Team evaluated three different cheeses for hardness, stiffness, and elasticity: Edam, smoked , and.
Is it possible to bend bullets around obstacles, like in the movie? In the end, the MythBusters decided that the myth was busted, but just barely. However, neither human nor superhuman speeds could curve the bullet. However, he failed to obtain any results. Can you create a working sail-boat out of duct tape?. Using one shotgun shell full of black powder, they launched just the ball 80 yards 73 m , well over the fence. Finally, Adam and Jamie simulated a 50-foot bumper blast using a delicately engineered rig consisting of two pistons packed with gunpowder and wet sand and an electric ignition system, which demonstrated the improbability of such a blast under normal conditions. Is better to stand in the doorway during an earthquake? After measuring the average velocity of the potatoes as well as the distance they were fired, the Build Team concluded that both the duct tape and glue potato cannons were essentially identical.
Can a car's rear axle be ripped away by a steel cable tied to it and a lamppost? Everyone made fun of me for 'overreacting'. Can a bottle of beer, when given a sudden shock, turn from a liquid and freeze into a solid? Then, a second Christmas tree was sprayed with liquid nitrogen. Can you make your own gunpowder, shoot it out of a bamboo cannon, and walk away? But before Adam could put a weight on the gas pedal, the car started rolling over the edge. Busted In their experiment, the MythBusters used chips with regular dip and salsa. Thermite + Ice: I liked the initial test with metal plates, though I'm surprised the thermite went through so few of them. The MythBusters pointed out that the tests were done with empty cardboard boxes, as they seemingly are in many Hollywood movies.
Is Jesse a muckraker for our time or has he eaten one to many chair shots? Note: This is a special episode. Since no one was able to negotiate the course well without lights, the team declared the myth busted. The windows were up for all tests after this. Can superglue restrain a driver as well as a seat belt does during a collision? Can a fall into water inflict the same injuries as one onto pavement from the same height? Can two cars stuck nose-to-nose really do the maneuvers shown in the film? I wonder if there was some logistical reason they did that. Does the in turkey make you sleepy? In order to see what it would take to pancake and fuse a compact, the MythBusters decided to ram a compact with a.
After the suit was properly pressurized to 135 pounds per square inch 930 kPa to match the water depth, they cut the air supply. You can't see hydrogen combusting in the explosion because of the amount of solids expelled by the explosion. Does chili powder repel sharks? Four heads using a mold of Kari's bust were then made, three made of ballistics gel, each with a skull and brain matter analog inside, and one completely made of ice. Busted The Build Team acquired a car with the same surface area, weight, and weight distribution as the that performed the stunt in the film. What common objects are bulletproof? After attaching it to Buster and using two shells, he flew an unspectacular 6 feet 1. Will a Christmas tree explode if frozen using liquid nitrogen? Busted The Build Team acquired a bus with the same dimensions as that used in the film, then built a small-scale model of both it and the stretch of road in question.
Can a person breathe from a car tire underwater? Note: creator and actor make a guest appearance. If two metal hammers are struck together, will they explode? Guns are more dangerous, but I'd be hard-pressed to say which I find more obnoxious and unpleasant. The team made a full-size human analog from and a model skeleton, filled its chest with simulated internal organs, dressed it in a suit and Mark V dive helmet, and lowered it to a depth of 300 feet 90 m in the ocean. Supposedly, any large vibrations, such as from a loud car stereo system, can cause the firing pin to trigger and fire off round after round at random. They solved this problem by evenly distributing the weight of the car. Confirmed The Build Team was invited to to see the demonstration, which used 5,000 lb 2,268 kg of. Does accelerating into a cause less damage than braking? Based on this, and the unfeasibly large number of tablets required, they deemed the myth busted.